We're committed to working closely with our exhibitors and sponsors to ensure the exhibition and associated build are as environmentally friendly as possible. For the first time this year, we're enforcing sustainability regulations for the exhibition. This includes the prohibition of construction of any stand components from single-use materials such as MDF, non-recycled carpet, vinyl flooring and specifying timber from sustainably managed forests.
Additionally, all stand contractors are required to submit a sustainability plan covering areas including the lifecycle of the stand, packing materials, transport of stand materials and builders.
Many of our sponsors are fully committed to improving in this area and initial sustainability plans include measuring the carbon footprint of their individual stands, working with local contractors to avoid travel, packing stands with reusable materials such as blankets and committing to repurpose all stand materials for future events.